This civilization, which is also known as the culture of Halil Rood( River), is one of the oldest ancient cultures in the late 3rd millennium BC in the region of Kerman and Baluchestan Province.
The historical city and pleasant climate of Rayen are located in 57 longitudes and 29 latitudes at 100 km distance of south of Kerman and 115km north of Jiroft. This city also located on mount Hezar slop with 4501 meters altitude which is the highest mountain in the south of Iran and the central altitudes. The height of it from the sea surface is 2001 meters and it is one of the cold regions of Kerman province. The most important Rayen attraction include Arg (citadel), waterfall, one thousand years old plane tree, 8400 years old cypress tree, volcanic craters, mineral water springs, and 3 Imam Zadeh tombs.
Arg-e Bam (Bam citadel)
Arg-e Bam is located in east- north of Bam, on the big cliff slop. This castle has been the old city of Bam that formed from four parts and 38 observation guards towers, the main building materials of this historical monument are plaster of clay and straw. Arg-e Bam (Bam Citadel) is the world’s largest adobe structure registered by the UNESCO organization, unfortunately, was damaged in an earthquake in December 2003. Today many experts from all over the world try to reconstruct the citadel. At the present time, even many Iranian and foreign tourists visit semi-destroyed buildings of the citadel and attracted by numerous tourists.
If you love history and are interested in museums and historical objects and eager to search among historical and valuable objects, Kerman museums can guide you to the depths of Iranian history. Join us to learn more about the Museum of Kerman.
Kerman Fire temple
Kerman was the second city in Iran to which Zoroastrians had taken refuge and gathered over the past several centuries. It was a small town with about 30,000 inhabitants in the 19th century located on the edge of the Lout Desert (Kavir-e Lut) in southeastern Iran and surrounded by natural protective walls. Kerman city, which was located on the Indo-Iranian trade route, had been an important trading center since the Safavid era. Zoroastrians had lived just outside the gates and Kermani Muslims were more tolerant than Yazidis.
Shah Nematolah Vali Shrine
One of the most beautiful, magnificent, and interesting to see monuments in Iran is Shah Namatallah Vali tomb that has 7 centuries-old and is the place of pilgrimage and holy shrine for the lovers and a place of meeting for love madness. The central base stone of this complex put by Ahmad Shah Dekeni through sending funds to Iran. The year of building construction is 840 EC, which mentioned in the entry inscription.
Jebalieh Dome is in the eastern farthest end of Kerman, it has a strange and large dome. This octagonal dome completely made from stone. There are 8 doors with 2 meters width on 8 sides. The doors were closed by stone to strengthen the building and prevent it from damages recently. Just one door is open; the antiquity of this dome belongs to before of Islam age. This dome changed into jebalieh stone museum in 2004.
Kerman Bazaar is the second biggest Bazzar of Iran after Tabriz Bazaar(Recorded at UNESCO). This Bazarr as the historic central core of Kerman city has expanded in two main East-West and North-South Axis. The main entrance portal of the East-West axis is located in Arg Square. The EastWest axis connects the Arg Square to Moshtagh Square. In the initial design of this market, all the necessary public facilities such as mosques, baths, Caravanserais, Takieh(a religious public place), traditional schools, and water-reservoir have been designed and located.
Ganjali Khan complex
Ganjali Khan is one of the most beautiful architectural and masterpieces Complex of the Safavid period in Kerman city. This magnificent building shines in Kerman's architecture like a gem, with special decorations, charity buildings, and public buildings. Each part of the set is a valuable Architecture work with the various ornament of Safavid. This complex is one of the most beautiful Iranian Architecture cases. This beautiful square is consists of different monuments like Ganj Ali khan’s INN, mosque, bath, water cistern, Bazar, that located around it. Thus in each part of the set is a valuable Architecture work with the various ornament of the Safavid era.
The oldest mosque in Kerman and probably in Iran. The great Malek mosque or Imam Mosque (recently) built in the Seljuk period, and some related extra monuments that added at the Tooranshah era located in Imam street Kerman city. This 4 porch mosque dates back to 1349, though there was extensive modernization during the Safavid, Zand, and Qajar periods.
Kerman Jame mosque
Mozaffari Grand Mosque, also known as Kerman Grand Mosque or Kabir Grand Mosque, is located on the western edge of Shohada Square (Moshtaqieh) and at the end of Kerman Grand Bazaar. This mosque belongs to the eighth century( 750 AH). This magnificent building is attributed to Amir Mobarz al-Din Mohammad Mozaffari Meybodi, one of the kings of the Muzaffar family, thus it is known as Mozaffari.
This garden is located in a village 25km far away from Kerman. it is one of the Qajar era monuments. It called Biglerbigi garden as a memorial of Fazlalikhan Biglerbigi. The fathabad water flowing between these gardens give special pleasure to this place. This garden is being renovated by the cultural heritage organization.
This Qajar era garden is located in a village 25km far away from Kerman. If you ride on the Kerman train, can see this garden that is shining like a jewel in the middle of the desert.
This is a historic complex include, a beautiful garden, and two large museums. A museum of traditional musical instruments and an archeology museum. It might be interesting to know that Reza Shah stayed at this complex for a few days before his exile from Iran. Harandi garden and the buildings are some of the interesting monuments of the recent period erected by Adlolsoltan, this garden has historical importance, because of Reza Khan's historical stay at his final way banishment.
Bagh-e Shahzadeh or Shahzade Garden
Bagh-e Shahzadeh has more than one-century antiquity and historical background is located at a distance of 35km southeast of Kerman city and a distance of 6km from Mahan Town. It stands on the Kerman-Bam roadway near Jupar highlands, Hezar (Tigran) very height, and altitude mountain slope which consists of Cerates lime depositions. The high difference of temperatures between day and night is one of the climatic specifications of this area.
Moshtaqieh tomb or Moshtagh Ali shah shrine
Moshtaqieh tomb or Moshtagh Ali shah shrine is known as Segonbadan which means having three domes. it is one of the holy historical buildings of the Qajar era for Sufist followers. This historical mosque and tomb is located in Shohada sq at the end of Ganjali Khan Bazaar of Kerman, but in the past, it was outside the city and near an ancient cemetery.